Date(s) - 12 February 2020
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tubber Village Hall
Analysis and solutions to the flooding crisis in South Galway and North Clare with David Murray
Our Tea Talk in February will have David Murray discuss the the issue of flooding and solutions to it particularly in South Galway and North Clare area.
The Galway Bay South-East Catchment contains the Burren and Slieve Aughty mountains with the latter having a unique system of geological features such as swallow-holes, Turloughs and underground rivers. This unique area has become prone to frequent devastating flooding that can last for months and have huge impacts on our communities. This presentation gives comprehensive view of the drainage systems and key features, and highlights the severe flooding patterns and their impacts on our communities. It gives an overview of the South Galway/Gort Lowlands flood relief project, the challenges of developing a flood relief solution and some of the emerging solutions for flood relief for this area. The presentation will conclude by highlighting the collaborative nature of the work between the community, represented by the South Galway Flood Relief Committee, and the project team (Galway County Council, OPW, design and environmental consultants)
David Murray has worked in semiconductor design for over 25 years. He was CTO of an Irish Technology Firm, Duolog which was acquired by Arm in 2014 where he now works as a Solution Architect and Distinguished Engineer. He is chair of the South Galway Flood Relief Committee and Gort River Walk Development Group. In his downtime he also plays music with his local band – the Burren Bandits.
The talk will start at the usual time of 8.30pm at Tubber hall but the kettle will be on at 8pm so you can grab a cuppa first.
Tubber Hall can be found on google maps here.
Talks are open to all, free to Burrenbeo Trust members and a suggested donation of €5 for non-members. More information on how to become a Burrenbeo Trust member can be found here: https://burrenbeo.com/support-us/become-a-member/
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 091638096